Autumn and spring term 2022/23

Pupil absence in schools in England

Pre-release access list


Besides Department for Education (DfE) professional and production staff, the following post holders were given pre-release access up to 24 hours before release.

  • Secretary of State for Education 
  • Minister for Schools 
  • Minister for the School System and Finance 
  • Permanent Secretary 
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary 
  • Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing 
  • Special Advisers (x2)
  • Media Officer, Press Office (x2)
  • Director, Attendance and Exclusion 
  • Deputy Director, Attendance 
  • G6, Vulnerable Children’s attendance 
  • G6, Attendance policy 
  • Assistant Director, Attendance (x2 job-share)
  • G7, Attendance Policy (x3)
  • Policy Officer, Attendance Policy (x2)
  • Deputy Director, Early Years Schools and SEND Analysis and Research 
  • Grade 6, SBAEA analysis
  • G7, SBAEA analysis
  • Data analyst, SBAEA analysis